Studio-Quality Recording Wherever You Go The Zoom R16 Recorder : Interface : Controller
The Zoom R16 instantly transforms any environment into a recording studio. Not only does it offer 16 tracks for recording, it can also be used as a DAW control surface and audio interface, allowing you to craft great-sounding music both at home and wherever your travels take you. The R16 has it all: built-in stereo condenser microphones, 8 mic/line/instrument inputs for connecting external gear, a whopping 135 onboard DSP effects—even a chromatic tuner.
State of the art editing with every multi-track recorder
The Zoom R16 comes with a free download license for Sternberg’s Cubase LE music production software, providing not just the ability to capture incredible audio in every box, but to do spectacular things with them.
Take your recordings to a more professional level. Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world now comes with every Zoom R24, R16, and R8 purchase.
Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE7 for Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and Windows 7/8
For information on license activation and upgrades, visit our Steinberg Software support page.
In this video we will show you how to use your R series recorder as an audio interface and also as a control surface.
This video shows users of the R8, R16, & R24 how to move files from the recorder to your computer.
|Maximum number of simultaneous recording tracks:||
|Maximum number of simultaneous playback tracks:||
16 audio + metronome
44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit WAV format
|Maximum recording time:||
200 minutes/1 GB (mono tracks)
Hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds and bars/beats/ticks
3-band equalizer, pan (balance), effect send ×2, invert
Tracks 1 / 2 - 15 / 16 selectable
Punch-in/out (manual, auto), Bounce, A-B repeat, Undo/Redo
8 (CLEAN, DISTORTION, ACO/BASS SIM, BASS, MIC, DUAL MIC, STEREO, MASTERING)
330 insert, 60 send-return
7 insert, 2 send
Chromatic, guitar, bass, open A/D/E/G, D modal
No accent, 1 / 4 - 8 / 4, 6 / 8
40.0 - 250.0 BPM
9 (mono x 8, master x 1)
SD card (16MB - 2 GB), SDHC card (4 - 32 GB)
96 kHz 24-bit delta-sigma ADC
96 kHz 24-bit delta-sigma DAC
20-digit 2-line custom LCD (with backlight)
Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks
Built-in stereo microphones
Type: Omnidirectional condenser microphones
Type: TRS phone (balanced)
Standard stereo phone jack 20 mW x 2 (32 Ω load)
|Mini-B type (USB 2.0):||
Operation as audio interface/ control surface and mass storage
|USB audio interface|
|Number of recording channels:||
|Number of playback channels:||
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Windows® XP SP3 or later (32-bit)
32-bit: Intel® Pentium® 4 1.8 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later/10.6.5 or later
with Intel® Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster and RAM 1 GB or more
DC 5V 1A (Zoom AD-14)
6 AA batteries (4.5-hour continuous operation time with backlight on and phantom power off)
376 mm (W) × 237.1 mm (D) × 52.2 mm (H)